I got a brand new Suunto Comfort Belt (ss013588000) to replace my old Suunto T3 HR Belt and I was having problems pairing the new strap belt. After some research on the internet I found the following article from “The Heart Rate Monitor Shop” that solve my problem. I was able to pair the HR Belt and my Suunto T3 in no time.
“Pairing HR BELT Suunto T3 – Suunto T4 – or newer “C” versions – same procedure applies.
Enter Training mode menu by long pressing the Enter button while in Training mode.
Step 1: Remove the battery from the transmitter belt.
Step 2: Short-circuit the – and + metal plates in the battery compartment by putting the battery in UPSIDE down for 4 – 5 seconds.. just hold it there – NOW pop it out…
Step 3: Select PAIR A POD in the TRAINING MENU of your Suunto t4/t3.
Step 4: Select PAIR HR BELT. The message “TURN ON HR BELT” is displayed.
Step 5: Push the battery back in, the right way around (don’t worry about the hatch) – and at the same time rub the contact areas of the HR belt with both of your hands. Your hands should be moist.
Step 6: One of the following messages will display within 30 seconds:
“HR BELT FOUND” – go to step 7/E
or, if pairing FAILED – the unit returns to display “pair a pod” follow steps A-E below
Step A: If pairing failed and no devices were found, remove the battery from the transmitter belt.
Short-circuit the – and + metal plates in the battery compartment by connecting them
with a metal instrument. Or, the battery can be inserted upside-down into the compartment
and then removed.
Step B : Select PAIR A POD in the TRAINING MENU of your Suunto t4/t3.
Step C: Select PAIR HR BELT. The message “TURN ON HR BELT” will be displayed.
Step D: Insert the battery into the battery compartment and wait for the acknowledgment “HR BELT FOUND“.
Step 7/E: After pairing, put battery hatch back in place, careful not to pinch to rubber O’ring seal. You should now test the transmitter belt to make sure it is sending a signal. Make sure watch is in HR mode and not TE (Training Effect) mode (pressing and holding bottom left toggles between TE and HR).”
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